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          PLAYING Today’s Takeaway: Social Media And Depression

          Today’s Takeaway: Social Media And Depression

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          February 21, 2019

          Ava says that her one goal in life is to be Insta-famous and she’ll stop at nothing to get there, but she says her real-life relationships are suffering because of her online persona.

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          Her friends, Haley and Maria, say they are increasingly worried that Ava will either drop out of school or go too far in her quest for attention – which includes hard partying and underage drinking.

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          Christian says his social media presence is also ruining his real-life relationships, but unlike Ava, he says he is a social media chameleon; changing his content and persona constantly depending on his current social circle.

          In the video above, Dr. Phil says that because of social media, youth today are more “exhibitionistic” and at-risk both for losing interpersonal skills and falling victim to depression, “Particularly if you are alone and isolated, and you feel that that’s your whole world.”

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